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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Precautionary Boil Water Notice Issued for Sections of Panama City

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To: Residents of the City of Panama City living on Foster Avenue from 15th Street through 18th Street and from Frankford Avenue to Drake Avenue.

To: Residents of the City of Panama City living on Calabria Road, Napoli Road and Valencio Court.

Due to emergen...

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Posted on: February 19, 2019

Registration for Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) Program Begins February 25th

The City of Panama City, in coordination with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will launch a Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR) Program on February 25th, 2019 to assist private property owners in clearing Hurricane Michael-related debri...

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Traffic and Safety Advisory for St. Andrews Mardi Gras

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The City of Panama City wants you to be prepared for heavier than normal traffic on Friday, February 22nd and Saturday, February 23rd in Historic St. Andrews during the Krewe of St. Andrews’ Mardi Gras parade and festival. The Kids and Pet Parad...

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Posted on: February 18, 2019

Grand Opening and 110th Anniversary Celebration to be Held Friday

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You’re invited to a celebration on Friday, February 22nd for the 110th anniversary of the City of Panama City and grand opening of the new City Hall.A brief ceremony and ribbon cutting will be held at 9:30 a.m. on the lawn behind City Hall. Bay ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2019

Debris Removal Continues, No Cutoff Date Set Yet

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Update:

At this time, the City of Panama City has not determined the final date for storm-generated debris removal.

City Manager Mark McQueen has requested and gained conditional approval from FEMA to conduct Private Property Debris Removal (PPDR). The City...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 30, 2019

Utility Billing Office Addressing High Water Bill Concerns

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We would like to share an update concerning damage to the City’s water meter system and the resulting high water bills.

Our water meter towers sustained damage from Hurricane Michael. We are currently using alternative methods to pull readings fr...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 24, 2019

FEMA to Conduct Damage Assessments in Special Flood Hazard Areas

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Beginning Monday, January 28th, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be doing damage assessments for residents with property in a Special Flood Hazard Area (A, AE, and VE Zones) ONLY. The City of Panama City participates in the National Flo...

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Posted on: January 8, 2019

Sign Up for Operation Clean Sweep!

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Operation Clean Sweep is a concentrated effort to help address and ensure the health and welfare of the citizens of Panama City as well as the aesthetic and environmental value of our community. The initiative is modeled after “Adopt-a-Highway&a...

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Posted on: January 24, 2019

FEMA to Open Six Housing Sites in Panama City

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MESSAGE FROM MAYOR GREG BRUDNICKI

You may have noticed several properties, public and privately owned, around the city are being prepared as FEMA Housing Sites. There are six group sites within the city limits: Carver and Washington Drives, 205 Kraft Avenu...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 15, 2019

Firefighters Honored at Promotion and Awards Ceremony

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The Panama City Fire Department held a Promotion and Awards Ceremony on January 15, 2019.

Congratulations to Derek Wicker on his promotion from Firefighter to Engineer. Wicker will be responsible for several duties, including getting the crew to the incide...

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Announcements
Posted on: January 7, 2019

Remembering Retired Fire Chief Bobby Richardson

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It is with great sadness that the Panama City Fire Department announces the passing of Retired Panama City Fire Chief Bobby Richardson on January 5, 2019 at the age of 79.  Chief Richardson had an honorable career with the Panama City Fire Depart...

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Posted on: January 1, 2019

Thank You: A Message From Your City Manager

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"It is during times of trial and crisis when true character is revealed. Certainly Hurricane Michael was a time of trial and crisis for our community and the City of Panama City. As we close this historic year, we want to thank so many who demonstrat...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Federal Program Could Affect Renovations for Some Homeowners

City of Panama City property owners who’s significantly damaged homes or businesses are located within a floodplain should make sure that their insurance adjusters are aware and take this information into consideration when making payment assess...

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Complete the Disaster Assistance Application Process; Submit Your Insurance Settlement Information

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – More than 20,700 Florida survivors recovering from Hurricane Michael haven’t completed the disaster assistance grant registration process because they have not reported their insurance settlements. In order to complete the registration...

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Announcements
Posted on: November 9, 2018

Doorways of NW Florida Available to Help with Housing Needs

If you need assistance with housing, Doorways of Northwest Florida and City of Panama City's Community Development Department may be able to help.

Doorways will be available to meet with people at the Florida Department of Health, located at 597 W. 11th St...

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Posted on: November 8, 2018

Open Burning Prohibited in Panama City

The Bay County Board of Commissioners has lifted the county-wide burn ban that was put in place after Hurricane Michael; however, the City of Panama City has an ordinance in place that addresses open burning year-round.

It is unlawful to burn any materials...

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Announcements
Posted on: September 28, 2018

Backflow Prevention Device Inspection Deadline Extended Six Months

Update: Businesses that received a letter reminding them to provide the City's Utilities Department with an annual inspection of their water meter backflow prevention device have an additional six months to provide the report.

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

EPCI Conducting Life Safety Assessments at Homes, Businesses

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EP Consultants, Inc. (EPCI) is conducting life safety assessments at homes and businesses located within the city limits of the City of Panama City.

Inspectors are looking at the outside of buildings for structural issues that could pose safety concerns. E...

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Announcements
Posted on: October 31, 2018

Utility Billing Suspended in October, Resumes in November

The Mayor and Commissioners approved the below changes to Utility Billing at their meeting on November 13th.

- Service Fees, which includes late fees, are waived until January 1, 2019.- The due dates for utility usage prior to the storm have been extended ...

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Posted on: November 2, 2018

Legal Information for Tenants and Landlords

A MESSAGE FOR BAY COUNTY TENANTS FROM SHERIFF TOMMY FORD

Since Hurricane Michael, we have received reports of tenants being told by their landlords that they have to get out of their rental property with only a one or two-days notice, which is invalid. Ten...

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Announcements
Posted on: October 30, 2018

Temporary Structures Permitted with Development Order and Permit

During the recovery period of Hurricane Michael, mobile homes, recreational vehicles and campers are allowed on individual lots within the city limits of the City of Panama City regardless of the zoning district.

The recovery period is up to twelve months ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2018

Disaster Recovery Center Open in Panama City

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Disaster Recovery Centers are now open in Panama City and Callaway in Bay County.

Florida Division of Emergency Management and FEMA will open additional centers in affected counties in the coming days. The centers offer in-person support to individuals and...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

Beware of Hurricane Related Scams

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Hurricane Michael slammed into Florida’s Panhandle, leaving a path of destruction that will take months to repair. As search and recovery efforts continue, Attorney General Pam Bondi is urging consumers to be wary of disaster-related scams and guard again...

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Posted on: October 3, 2018

FDOT to Close Collegiate Drive South at U.S. 98 Intersection

Map shows Collegiate Drive South at U.S. 98 Intersection as closed.

The Florida Department of Transportation will close Collegiate Drive at the intersection of temporary U.S. 98 on Monday, October 8th for overhead bridge deck work. The closure will remain in place until Spring 2019.

Drivers can use Commodore Circle or nort...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

City of Panama City Welcomes New City Manager

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The City of Panama City is excited to welcome Mr. Mark McQueen as its new City Manager.

Mr. McQueen comes to the City after serving as the Commanding General of the United States Army Reserve’s 108th Training Command and as the Business Administrator for F...

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Posted on: September 21, 2018

A.S.A.P. Raising Money to Build New Facility

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The After School Assistance Program (A.S.A.P.) is continuing to raise money to expand the program into a new facility located in the St. Andrews area at 1717 Flower Avenue.

A.S.A.P. needs to raise about $60,000 to pay for the 4,100 square foot building whi...

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Posted on: September 13, 2018

Sidewalk Project to Improve Walkability Along State Avenue

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A project to improve walkability and pedestrian safety along State Avenue is expected to begin on Wednesday, September 19, 2018.

The State Avenue Sidewalk project includes construction of a six-foot wide concrete sidewalk on the west side of State Avenue f...

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Posted on: September 10, 2018

City Receives Letter of Interest for Panama City Marina

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The City Commission of the City of Panama City has received an unsolicited proposal from the St. Joe Company to construct a hotel on the City’s downtown marina property.

In a letter to Mayor Greg Brudnicki and the City Commissioners, St. Joe’s President an...

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Announcements
Posted on: July 31, 2018

Half-Cent Surtax Project Plan

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Update:

The City Commission has awarded a bid to Trustmark Bank for a bank loan in the amount of $15.1 Million. The City will use the money to expedite badly needed infrastructure projects and use the City's portion of the referendum-adopted Sales Surtax t...

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Posted on: August 24, 2018

Partnership Aims to Clean-Up Downtown Panama City Property

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Update:

The Board for the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA) approved a commercial grant in the amount of $29,850 to assist Yarbough Floyd, owner of the former Domestic Dry Cleaners, in the demolition of the vacant building.

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Posted on: August 15, 2018

Federal Courthouse to Remain in Panama City

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The Bay County Chamber of Commerce held a press conference on August 15, 2018 to announce that the General Services Administration (GSA) has approved and signed a lease with the Bay County Board of County Commissioners to continue federal operations in Pa...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

City of Panama City Begins Cityworks Software Implementation

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The City of Panama City has hired Woolpert to implement its Cityworks software solution, which will promote internal and external communications and efficiencies.

The Utilities Department currently uses the Cityworks software. Extending and implementing th...

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Announcements
Posted on: February 21, 2018

Activate New Utility Services Online

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Customers now have the ability to establish Residential or Commerical utility accounts online without the need to come to City Hall. Complete the application and pay the deposit electronically and your ready to go....

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